WELCOME to my presentation online

Hey guys!

First time here? Because of the presentation @ Braz Tesol One Day Seminar in Brasília, Brazil?


Hope you get some nice ideas to head for a TEACHER 2.0 future!

Leave comments, send e-mails, let’s discuss ideas here!

Here you are my presentation online, with the links and extra sites:

Some food for thought:

The machine is Us/ing us



more about RSS:

How I Use RSS To Make My Life Easier

Technorati tracking: Blog posts mentioning the candidates

The following graphs compare how often the Democratic and Republican candidates for president are mentioned by name in the blogosphere, both in the last 30 days and in the last 90 days. We’ve also included charts for several wild-cards who are not candidates (yet?).

Conversations in the “world live web” reflect how interesting a candidate is to bloggers; a candidate may get a lot of mentions for both positive or negative reasons. (Full disclosure: TechPresident editor Micah Sifry is the older brother of Technorati founder David Sifry. Display of these charts is part of their secret plan for world domination.)

Over the last 30 days:

Technorati Chart

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How keep track of new comments on other bloggers’ posts

Frustrated because you like to know about new comments on other bloggers’ posts , especially if you’ve left a comment, but find it time consuming going back to the post to check for new comment?

Tracking Comments

  1. Create an account with coComment.
  2. Install simple extension capture tool.


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Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants


Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants — A New Way To Look At Ourselves and Our Kids


Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants

By Marc Prensky

From On the Horizon (NCB University Press, Vol. 9 No. 5, October 2001)

© 2001 Marc Prensky

It is amazing to me how in all the hoopla and debate these days about the decline of education in the US we ignore the most fundamental of its causes. Our students have changed radically. Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach.

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Using Del.icio.us in Education

I think that Del.icio.us is one of the most useful Web 2.0 tools. It facilitates:

– saving and accesing your bookmarks online

– promoting your own sites (you bookmark in Del.icio.us your best pages, dont you?)

– finding bookmarks from other users on your network (they are searching for relevant sites for you)

– networking with other users who are inyour network.

– reading your networks bookmarks, since Del.icio.us provides convenient RSS feeds.

– use a profile tag, such as emapeys bookmarks tagged with
profile on del.icio.us
to feature your sites, best posts and articles

and important sites linking to you.

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Podcast for learning

Podcast for learning

source: training zone

mp3 playersYoung employees are digital natives, so what better way to develop their skills and share information with them than with a podcast, says Duncan Gotobed. Podcasts are easier to develop than you might think, he says. Read his practical guide to creating and using them.

Organisations are increasingly using new media such as podcasts to help them develop their employee’s skills and share knowledge between them.Podcasts in particular – which are a series of online audio or video files that can be downloaded onto a computer, MP3 player or an iPod – are being used as one of these key learning tools.

They are easy to produce, at a fraction of the cost of typical elearning, and can be far more engaging. Podcasts are also easy to deploy, as employees can download the audio or video files from a page on the intranet. It doesn’t require any additional investment in IT infrastructure or ‘consulting time’ to make it happen.

Photo of Duncan Gotobed“Podcasting allows employees to use their downtime to learn – whether it is on the daily commute, on the treadmill, or walking the dog.”

People are also leading increasingly busy lives and the thought of squeezing a day’s training into an already overcrowded schedule is often just too much to think about. Podcasting allows employees to use their downtime to learn – whether it is on the daily commute, on the treadmill, or walking the dog. However, to get people to listen to podcasts in their own time they have to be interesting.

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did you know?

thought provoking statistics and questions on the world 2.0

An official update to the original “Shift Happens” video from Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod, this June 2007 update includes new and updated statistics, thought-provoking questions and a fresh design. For more information, or to join the conversation, please visit http://shifthappens.wikispaces.com — Content by Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod, design and development by XPLANE.

related links:


ypou can find the script here (in pdf)

RSS: getting the best out of your RSS reader


There’s the easy way or the hard way. RSS makes your life easy but for people new to RSS it’s easy to overlook it’s importance. And educating, those new to the concept of RSS, how to use it effectively should be a priority.

What is RSS

Image of RSS iconSpend any time on the Internet, and you will see the word RSS or the orange icon normally used to indicate a site has RSS feed. RSS is an acronym which stands for Really Simple Syndication.

In simple terms RSS is a simple and effective way of keeping in touch when new information is added to a website without having to visit the site.

Check out RSS in Plain English for an excellent explanation of how RSS saves you time.

Forget about bookmarking sites in your web browser…

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funny feelings going through my veins

in other words: getting ready to my Braz-Tesol presentation

Here I am, on a holiday, 22nd May, 2008, preparing my 3rd Braz-Tesol Regional chapter presentation and the same feeling happens to fill my heart: are people ready for the net 2.0? Are students ready for it? Are schools willing to get on this fast train?

I haven’t been able to come to a conclusion YET, all I know is that I’m trying PRETTY HARD to get on this train and somewhat and somehow I can’t. I’m chasing the train, but it goes faster than me. I’m trying to keep updated to the latest in technology and teaching, but I feel alone.

Last year, my presentation was about “blogging and learning in the web 2.0” . I thought I’d get to meet colleagues who were willing to set a blogging project with their students. However, teachers complained about it being a time-counsuming device. I tried to convince them that yes, it is time consuming but along with other time consuming devices, it’s woth giving it a try. I wonder if they started a blogging project and how they felt about it. None of them concacted me through e-mail. It’s a shame people aren’t used to giving feedback. I also wonder how they feel about all these latest revolutions taking place every second in the web 2.0 and our students being part of it.

What’s the STUDENT 2.0 like? What was student 1.0 like? What should we take into consideration to get to the student 2.0 on time? Do teachers want to follow and keep updated to all the tiniest so-called revolutions online?

These questions fill my mind and once again, I haven’t been able to find the answers o – at least satisfactory ones – to them all. I have my guesses – if you, out there, would like to help me out, I’d be very pleased. Leave your comment, send and e-mail, MSN me, google talk me, but please, do not leave me without a satisfactory answer.

I hope that this year’s Braz-Tesol Regional Chapter one day seminar presentations help teachers out on how to get the best out of the net 2.0 and how not to feel afraid of GETTING INTO this quiet, but fast revolution happening here (on the net 2.0). I also hope teachers access this blog, which I set for sharing extra ideas and trying to develop a discussion on this topic (learning and teaching in the web 2.0)


Thiago Eduardo

Brasília, Brazil

e-mail: thiagoedu@gmail.com

MSN: worldthiago@hotmail.com

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